The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 8, 1936 · Page 1
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 8, 1936
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BLYTHEVILLE THE DOMINANT NEWSPAPER OP NORTHU8T ARKANSAS AND BOUTHEA8V MIBSOUKI \\ VOL XXX1I1—NO. 123 Blytbnlll* Oonrtar lUjtbeTUJ* Dally Mm Herald UUdMlppl Vtlltj Lndir BIATHUYILLE, AKKANSAS, SATURDAY, AUGUST 8, 103G SINGLE COPIES FIVE CENTS U. S. FORECASTS 12,481,000 BALE GROR Leap Frtim Office Window Brings' 1 Tragic End to Congressman's Career SEATTLE, Wash., Aug. 8. (UP) —For 34 days Marlon Anthony Zioncheck bore the cold shoulder snubs of former friends and the suggestive grins of enemies while his polilical career crumbled into nothingness. This was established today as probably the only motive that ever will be known for his suicide. Inlerniptcd last night lu the writing of Ills testament, Zioncheck dived head first out of hts office window. He fell f\vc stories, his body turning like a stick, and landed on his 'head in front of an automobile In which his bride and companion of a gayer day, Rubye Nix Zioncheck, was silling. Death was Instantaneous. BrillUnt Career Blasted In all parts of the country his congressional associates were sliocked by thrs tragic teraiina- lion to a career that until the first of tills year had been brilliant and gave every promise of carrying the 35-ycar-olfl Polish liumlgrpnl boy . lo the greatest heights. Something had hapiicned^something that probably no person will ever know —to transform a sober, hard-working congressman overnight into a carousing madcap personality that went by way of a sanitarium for . nervous ailments to self-destruction Zloncheck's testament read: "It is my only purpose in life lo Improve an unfair economic system Which held no hope and left '- ; not even a chance to have .. . _" '"••_ At "have" he was interrupted. A few minutes later he was dead. Ziorjchecjc.came home July 4 to : flght'for; reelection, after escaping -:from a .'hospital if or--the Insane wbtre ho had been placed by relatives. The news of his altercations with Washington policemen, his spur-of-the-niornent marriage, his riotous honeymoon In Puerto Rico. the Virgin Islands, and New York city, his invention of the "Zion- check zipper," his charge that Vice- president Jo'hn N. Garner had kid- naped his bride-all this and more preceded him. Snubbed by Old Friends The reaction of his constituents was lmme«!nte and unmistakable. His friends pretended not to see him when they met Mm on tlie street. His enemies of student days at the University of Washington particularly those boys whose families were of sufficient social and financial stature to permit their members-hip t n fraternities, made no effort to conceal what they thought of liis escapades. But more heart breaking was the crumbling of the political support I'hat sent him to congress In 1932 on the Roosevelt landslide and reelected him In 1934 Sister Goes to Join Widow- Mrs. Jessec stitt, sister of Mrs. Zioncheck. motored to . Memphis early today, where she took a plane for Seattle, Wash. She will arrive tnerc early tomorrow. Crawford Noble motored her down. _ Mrs. Zlonclieck, who lived with Mr. and Mrs. stitt for a number of years before going to Washington, D. C., will return to Blytheville witli her sister for a visit. Closinfi Stock Prices NEW YORK, Aug. 8. (UP)-The stock market advanced one to almost three points today, establishing further new flve-year highs in »ctive Saturday trading. Trading volume was the best since early in . J "ly. A. T. and T. 175 Anaconda Copper 40 Beth. Steel 59 1-8 . Chrysler 120 5-8 Cities Service 43-8 Gen. Am. Tank 50 3-4 Gen. Electric 473-4 Gen. Motors ."'" 69 a .g Int. Harvester 83 1-2 McKesson-Robblns .... 9 1-2 Montgomery ward 47 i-a N. Y. Central 43 1-4 Packard ' 105-8 Phillips Pet. ..!!""[' 43 -g'g Radio '.'.'.'.'. 11 1-4 St. L.-S. P. 21-8 Simmons Beds 38 Standard of N. j. .... (j2 7-8 Texas Co " 39 j_ a U. S. Smelting 773-4 U. S. Steel 68 1-4 Warner Bros 12 1-4 Zonlte 71-4 Chicago Wheat open high low close S«P 111 1-4 112 3-4 110 5-8 112 1-8 "«<: 111 112 110 1-8 in 3-4 Tragedy Ends Romance This photograph of Congressman Marlon A. Zioncheck, who last night plunged to death from the window of his fifth story olflci in Seattle. Wash., and his bride, (he former Rubyo Nix of Texarkana, Ark., was taken as they sped away on their honeymoon several months ago. Farmers In This Vicinity Are Preparing to Com- 'bat Cotton -Pest 82 Yeairs Between Dad and Daughter Tlie cotton leaf^Xworny which already is -causing "serious dalnagc 1 In some parts of - Arkansas, has made its appearance "'in the 'vicinity of . BlythevIHe. Infestation , Is not yet severe but farmers arj making preparations lo combat the ! |>est. '_ I C. G. Smith had planned to commence dusting last night on his place south of town but postponed It because of tlie threat of rain. He said this morning that he found some worms on nearly every plant in a 100-acre field of his best cotton and that he wouia dust as soon as weather conditions xvere favorable. ] Mr. Smith said that worms als? had appeared on the place of II. E. Jones, nearby, and that J. r. Tompkins, Burdette, had reported worms in some of his cotton. He said that leaf worm millers were fairly numerous and that a rapid increase In the number of worms was to be expected. Dusting for leaf worm has been _ — . underway for several days on n ! B 'H Malhues, 82-year-old father number of farms in the southern ° f Gradyville, Pa., holds his new- part of .the counly as well as in ,. orn daughler. Jacqueline, the Crittenden county, to the south, ! . " newcomer to their home and Craighead county, to the ?! nce tle !md Mrs Mathues. now west. Worms have also been reported from southeastern Pemiscrt comity nnd from across tile river in Tennessee. I'otaloni Declared Fruit SYDNER. (UP)—Potatoes on Norfolk Island have been declared a fruit in order to permit of their export control under present regulations covering fruit exports. New York Cotton NEW YORK. Aug. 8. (UP)—Cotton closed steady. open high 1192 1203 1195 1204 1194 1202 1198 fl91 Oct. Dec. Jan. Mar. May- July 1193 1208 1208 1204 low close 1191 119R 1195 '1200 1194 1202 1198 1208 1197 1207 1193 1204 S|x>ts closed steady at 1263, off 4. Spot Average Is 12.51 The average price of 7-S inch middling cotton on the ten spot markets today was 12.51, the Bly- thevllle Board of trade reports. New Orleans Cotton NEW ORLEANS, Aug. 8. (UP) — Collon closed steady. open high low close 1193 1199 1191 1192 1293 1200 1192 1199. 1191 1192 1191 119J 1195 1200 1195 1195H 1195 1200 1195 119Sb 1196b Oct. .. Dec. .. Jan. .. Mar. .. May .. July .. Spots closed quiet at 1242, off R. Chicago Corn open high low close Sep 105 1-4 105 7-8 104 1-8 lot 3-4 Dec. 93 1-4 93 7-8 92 1-8 93 i-8 . ?!, nce tle !md ' were marr 'rd 18 years aso Negroes Admit Wounding Two In Robbery Attempt CARUT1IERSVILLE, Mo.. Aug. 8 —L. C. Williams nnd D. W. Pointer, Portageville negroes, have admitted an attempted robbery of a store in the Stanley community, during which two white men, bystanders, were shot. The negroes will be taken before the circuit court to enter their pleas of guilty, Prosecuting Attorney R. W. Hawkins has announced. Tne negroes had been loitering about the store for an hour late Monday when each suddenly pulled a gun nnd ordered those present to put their hands up. The negroes became nervous when those gathered about were .slow in responding and fired twice. John Fisher of Detroit, Mich., and Printis Gillis were slightly wounded. Buford Maxwell Dies at Home at Gosnell Buford Maxwell, 35, died at his home in the Gosnell community at 4 o'clock this morning after two years Illness of UibercuIosS. Funeral services w'ill be held at the New Liberty church at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon and burial will fee made »t sandy Ridge cemetery. The Rev. Recce Dic'.'.lnson will officiate. Mr. Maxwell is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ella Maxwell, three daughters, Dorris. Gladys and Mollie, two sons, shields and Carlton, his father, three sisters and three CVothers. The U G. Moss Funeral service was In shargc of funeral arrangements. ML STICK ED F. IT SM_ No Possibility of "Adminis-i (ration Switch .to .Cook, Fulrell Declares I.nTI.K HOCK. Aug. 8. ..(UP) — Gov. J .M. Puirell denied today that there was any possibility of the state administration dropping out of Ed p. McDonald's Biiberna- ttorial campaign and supporting Comity jud KC R- A . C ook'. Tne governor, who has remained away from his eapltol office for the past three weeks, issued n statement saying that the admin- Islmtlonls attitude toward McDonald remained unchanged despite news stories that appeared In several stale papers Intimating that a change was about to be made. I'rcpure for Rallies At Cook's headquarters It was said that the administration support had not been sought v and was not wanted. Cook himself was In the northern part of t'ne slnte and could not be reached for a stat-- ment. Workers for Ally. Gen. Carl'E. Bailey, the leading anli-admlnts- tration candidate, were busy preparing for his address here I't-tight and a statewide rally that will .be •iielrt Sunday afternoon.. Supporters of McDonald were preparing for his Sunday aftter- noon rally and had engaged the ballroom of a large hotel here as the meeting- place for the candidate, his friends and workers. :* Ashley for Bailey Circuit Judge G. E. Keck of Bly- thevllle was to render a decision tills afternoon In the writ of mah- daums action brought by Bailey to void the action of the crilten- clen county Democratic committee in electing judges and clerks .! Bailey supporters during the day admitted that under .file present Crutenden county,- elccliotiVivt-ua McDonald would got a majority of the votes and were ready to concede the county to him If the mandamus action Is unsuccessful. State Senator John C. Ashley, a former candidate, left this' mornlno- 'or nis home in Melbourne after driving down here last nMit to deny that he was going to support Cook, as had been reported B°'"'" leaving Ashley told close friends he would support Bailey. fore SELF IT! RIFLE Alice DeSpain, of Manila, Is Resting Well at Hospital Here Alice DeSpain, 18-year-old Manila girl, was resting well at the niylhcville hospital loday following nn operation early last night to dose Intestinal punctures caused when she shot herself in I1i e abdomen with a .22 calibre rifla last night about 7 o'clock. Tlie bullet, entered the girl's abdomen near the left side and lodged beneatM tlie skin of her back toii aS rcmovcd <illri "S lhe opefa- No motive for the shooting was' known except that the girl is said o have told a brother a short time i>-..ore fnat she wished to could herself e "°" Sh coliragi; lo sh °ot She is the daughter of Mrs. Delia DeSpain and the late John DeSpain. W-; Metal Teeth Devised From Junked Cycle WOMBWELL, Eng. WPI-e: teeth made from an old mo' cycle crank case arc the crow climax of a life of dental cxj mentation by Albert Orvrln. ro worker, living In the village Jump, near Efrc. First onvin tried his Inger on the knuckle bone of a le mutton but the bone was no enough. Then he 'tried using a u ball which, however, had the defect, lhe dlameler being two and a half inches . Success came when he n down . the aluminum frou crank case of the old molori Tne melted aluminum was into an ."Impression" which taken himself. Even so, this set Is only cry-day use. On Sundays hts smile rev. "perfect" set made from " mlninn screw tops of old flasks. -False Coring •ni cxperl- road of igenuity "eg of >t big billiard same only melted )tn the motorcycle. i he run had for ev- reve lhe the ?als a alu- !rmos Street Cars Collide Head-On; 25 Injured ST. FACO,, Minn., Aug. 8 tUl 1 ) —Twenty five persons were injured, several seriously, in a head- on collision between two street cars here today. The trolley cars smashed lo- gulher on 11 single truck brldgi! and were almost Immediately .shrouded In smoke, All the passengers were believed rescued howovei'!-before tho flames enveloiwd the curs. Young Sleelc Man Loses Control of Motorcycle on Highway 61 Rebel Johnson, 25-year-old Stcelo, Mo., service station oi>erator, was In a critical condition at [lie Bly- Ihevllle liospltal today, Gullerlng from Injuries, sustained wlien he lost control of a motorcycle lie was riding about one o'clock this morning. Tnc accident occurred on Highway 01, about four miles north of stecle, the motorcycle plunging oil (he highway and into a nearby field. Johnson has n crushed cliost and Internal injuries, a skull fracture and a severely broken right hand and arm. Ills chances of recovery were regarded as slight. The young service station operator, in company with Jack Mulr lins, also riding a motorcycle, was speeding along t'ne highway, north of Sleele. when he suddenly lost control of Ills vehicle. It rocketed off the highway, Jumped a dtlcli and roared Into a field. Johnson was rushed to the Mc- Danlel clinic at stcele and later removed to the Blythcvllle hospital In a German ambulance, lie is the son of Tom Johnson, well known farmer of the Gibson community, and a cousin'of Newbcrry Johnson, prominent Stccle resident; He lias a "wife and' sTx'-lfdiittis-bld baby. . ••' . - ••. Diplomats at Rome Believe Neutrality Agrecm c n t Doomed To Failure lly STIIAHT IIKOWN United Prnai stair Cnrrrsixmilnil HOME, A«i|{. fl. (Ul 1 )—'I'iicrc Is rowing conviction hero that tiie clfoiI In effect n neutrality ntircc- niDnl In tlie swinish revolt Is doom- fi\ to failure-. Diplomats believe that failure will uiing the gravest crisis In ail Kuro|w's post war history. Premier nenlto Mussolini was believed to be considering today 'how far to go, in the event there Is no neutrality agreement, in aiding the I'nsclst rebels. Italy's sympathies so fur as tile regime goes, arc patently with the iVi-cls. Fascists believe that the situation can be clarified by a quick Fascist victory. A Fascist victory would xtrengLh- in the position of Italy and Germany In the. Mediterranean and north Africa. It might also precipitate n European war and lliis Is tlic problem Mussolini must consider. It was rumored here that Germany's protest to Catalonlan and Spanish authorities over untl-Gcr- inan Incidents approximates an ul- Minntum. Diplomats believe that Mussolini will support any action Hitler may latkc. The fear is that the op- iXBlng regimes of Fascism, Nazism. Socialism and communism will be so comlttert In the Spanish affair that Europe will be lucky if It escapes troutSd. Italian leaders feel that Russian and French left wing forces are using the Spanish revolt as a means of launching an attack on Fascism. Services for Mrs. Fox Will Be Held Sunday MANILA, Ark.—Funeral services for Mrs. V. R. Fox, who died pitfll, Memphis, will be held at the Thursday afternoon at Baptist hos- Mothodist church here at 2:30 Sunday afternoon. The Revs. s. M. Sweet, Moncttc, M. F. aathrig'iit, Manlla,.and J. M: Harrison, Manilla, will officiate. Miss Carolyn Haley will be in .charge of the music and Orin Green will sin" The pallbearers will be R. J..MC- Klnnon, Raymond Hudson, Lee Rosenberg, H. W. Cowan, H. T. Wliite, O. w. Sellers. Honorary pallbearers will be Tom Stone, Dr. w. P Hutchlns, Bill Brown. Earl Fowler Elmer Thrcikcld," Eugene Fleenian! Bill Borowsky and Johnnie Hor- ncr. Besides lier husband, widely known local physician, Mrs. Fox Is survived by a daughter, Mrs. James Moore, and two sons, Richard and Billy, of Manila, and her parents Mr. and Mrs. M. F. poguc, of Marlon, Ky. She also leaves four sisters, Mrs. Lucius Wilkes and Mrs. A. n. Gelgcr, of Louisville Ky., and Mrs. Felden Howard and Mrs. J. G. Stallins, of Dyersburg, Term., and two brothers, Forrest G. Pogue, of Marlon, Ky., and Roswell F. Pogue, of Covington, La. Bull Protects Master From Police Inquiry COLMA, Cal. (UP)—An improvised drama lierc would indicate that both gangsters and producers of gangster films have overlooked the possibility O r using a bull ns a bodyguard..: . , .. Godrey • Twcrder,' local rancher, was standing, by the side of his pet bull when Paul Pcmssiina, slate highway patrol captain, came cruising by looking for a murder siis- peel. He thought It would be worth while to give Twerder, whom he did not know personally, the "once over." He started' across the field. Twerder saw liim coming and thinking it might be a holdup man. started running. Then Pcrussima started running. Then Twerder, looking back for a second time, decided after all it was not a holdup man and stopped running But Perusslma kept on running. Even when he reached Twerder he didn't stop. Pcrussima Just tiad time to reach the fence before the bull reached htm. He had to walk a mile around the fence to his car where lie found Twcrder calmly waiting. The deepest salt mine In the world Is said to be near Berlin It Li 4157 feet deep. . Hundreds Killed by Fire Of Own Artillery, Correspondent Reports By BURNETT BOM.OTEN United Tress Correspondent SOMEWHERE ON FRENCH- SPANISH BORDER, Aug. R. (UP) —Reaching the frontier from Barbastro. center of action on ti-,c northern front, I am able to reveal the confusion prevailing In the ranks of the loyalists, resulting In such disasters as llic slaughter of he bulk of a column of 600 men t>y their own artillery near Slotting One of the survivors of the column told me: "It was a terrible experience. Shells literally poured down on us- We were helpless and unable to inform file artillery, which was more than three miles away." There is siml'ir lack of cooperation between aviation and Infantry. The air force often bombards rebel strongholds to prepare for an Infantry advance but the bombardment occurs hours before the infantry Is ready to start wlfrc the result that the rebels are able to rcconsplidatc their positions. injured Cowboy Sets Steer Tagging Record CALGARY. Alia. (UP)-Wnrncr Under, crippled Cardston cowboy set a new world's record for consecutive steer decoratini; at the annual stampede here. Although he was Mirroring from a broken collarbone and back injuries, 1|- tagged three consecutive slccrs-a feat never before accomplished. Active in Attack on New Deal Estimate Is Neaily $2,000,000 Bales Above .1935 Pioductlon .-., CHICAGO, Aug 8 (UP)—Cottoil rulnies Inokc moie than $2 a bale on the Chicago board of trade to- , day aftei publication of the government crop report of 12,"4"at;oOO bales, about '200,000 bales iboyp expectations. Cull for the' Detroit session of. null-New Deal Uemocruls was sounded by Stirlini; K, Edmunds of St. I.ouls, .nbove. A close friend of ox-Scjinlor James A, •Heed, blllei- New Deal foe, Ed- imimls Is nn ntlorncy, nullior or books on inlcmalioiml luw, ami n former newspaperman. 1 -In ^1900 he was n special assistant in llic State Department, "National Jcffer so n i a n Democrats" Will Seek to Win Control of Party DETROIT, Aug. 8. (UP)-Con- servallvc Democrats In conference here todny repudiated President Roosevelt's leadership of the party and sit up n national; Joirersonlan organization.-'16 conibjit'lils reeled lion tliroiig'nout the :48(states, , Tlie .conference,--adjourned "after adopting a.statement of principles nud a program for permanent or- ganimtlon designed l)i recapture from Mr. Roosevelt control of the Democratic party. 'Former Senator James A. Reed of Missouri was named chairman of the national committee of the new organization, to be known as "National Jclfersonian Democrats." The conference voted to establish 'headquarters in St. Louis to coordinate campaign activities of the national committee, consisting of two representatives from each state. The conference called upon "all loyal and sincere Democrats" to consider (lue.sllons raised by New Deal policies and to join the anti- Roosevelt JcfTersonian movement In Hits campaign. Delicious Landscapes Produced by Artist RICHMOND, Va. <UP)_A Richmond artist produces landscapes that arc good to eat. Tlie trees, the reads, the pastures and t'ne cows are delicious. He 'is E. A. Bromm, n bakln" company executive, whose pastlm' Is nuking pictures -out of icings and candy. The landscapes are runtnishingly real, especially after they .ire framed and hung on the wall. The trees arc made of deep green Icing; the fertile fields of diocolate, and the cows of peppcr- mlnt-rcd. A cheese-colored moon hangs In a vanilla sky. G]wn Morris Shatters World Record In Registering Olympic Victory OLYMPIC STADIUM, Ilerlin. Aug. 8 (UP)—The United States won Us lllh Olympic track and field title today when Glenn Morris. Denver automobile salesman, look the decalhlon with a. point total Hint broke his own world record. Moving into the lead nt the start of the sixth event today ! Morris gradually added to his ' tntal and won witli a score of 7,900 that shattered the world record of 7.880 he created in winning the Olympic Iryout in Milwaukee in June. His mark also constituted a new Olympic record Inasmuch as the scoring this year was under a new system. Morris clinched for the United States the unofficial team title of men's track and field and left America needing only one victory In tomorrow's Ihrce events to surpass its II victories of 1032 at Los Angeles. America's best Olympic mark since the world war \vas 12 v lories at Paris in 1924. European Roman Catholics number about 195,000,000, A European engineer Is paid tn have spent four months constructing tiie world's smallest steam engine. The size of an ordinary pen nib. the engine Is composed of 13 pieces of steel and silver, and 1U boiler holds one-hall drop of wa- [ ter. • Market Docs Not Reopen NHW OULKANS, Aug 8 (UP)— The cotton futures market flubr-cil .seven to fight points lo»ei n few minutes befoic the govcinment crop figures were released In Washing- J ton Unlay. The market closed 10 minutes before Ihe bureau report came out and tlM not reopen foi trading following the reireit Tlnib tna fint trading on the crop figures will ba Monday morning. ' Hl(th Average Yield WASHING TON, Aug 8 (UP)— Foneasllng the highest average yield psi ncre for several years, the government eiop reporting boaid todaj estimated t'ne lode crop »1H total u 481,000 biles compared with a crop of 10C38000 baljs last jeai f The forecast, honmci, was mors than 2,000,000 bales below the 19281032 avciage production of 146S7- 000 bales The Indicated yield per ncre was set at 1M7 pounds 134 pounds lilBhci thin lost year's yield and 2R.1 pounds Wghei than in 1034 The 1921-32 average yield was 159-0 pounds per acre The boaid noted that better than average yields were Indicated for ; all stfilcs except Virginia, the Car- ollnas, nnd Oklahoma, where tha drouth Interfered wit'n germination of seed. VnllBj drop Is Best f-W- 5 Statcs adjoining the 'Mississippi river had especially favorable prospects th" board said It foiccast a yield of 2B5 pounds pei acre for"", Mississippi, tlio highest c\er recorded for 'that stale. . Another rccorl >ictd per acra of 400 pounds was forecast for Missouri, While. .-Arkansas' Indicated^ yield of 250 pounds per acre hai been e\cecded only once dnrin» lire past 30 jcars The report noted that indications liointcd to less than average dam-" age from boll weevil activity. • ' Tlie cotton crop condition 'by states Aitir. 1 yield per Indicated condition ncre prbaiic'n Arkansis 81 250 1272 00!) • Mississippi .. BG 285 UlO.OOfT Texas 72 16T 1850000' Missouri 90 100 287 000" Tennessee 81 250 403,000 Condition of Accident Victim Still Critical E Ca^ey, well known resident of Sleelc, Mo., remained in a se'rjqrr condition loday from Injuries sus- lained in a highway accident south of BlythevIHe yesterday. A chest injury appewd to be the most serious suffered by Mr Casey, \\lio Is 59 jears old Mrs Case} nG is icsling well and her Injuries are not believed- to be as serious as • at first ex- pecletl. sire has a-dislocated 'nip and is suffering from shock. Funds Expected Soon For West.Point Airport WEST POINT. N.' Y. (UP) — Work may be starlcd- oefore January on an nir field for Ihe U. 3. Military .Academy. Although funds for tile development have not'been allocated by the War Department, Col. W. K. Anderson, executive assistant to Maj. Gen. William' D. Connor, acadamy superintendent anticipates such action before the scar ends. .-. • , The field — approximately 210 acres— donated by the city of Ncvrburgh and has been partially graded by""relief workers. WEATHER Arkansas—Partly, cloudy tonight and Sunday. Probably showers in northeast portion. Memphis and vicinity—Cloudy with possibly local showers tonight or Sunday. Not much change In lemperalure. , : ,' The maximum temperature here yesterday was 88, minimum -18, clear with .09 of an inch of rainfall this, morning, according to Samuel F. Norris, official wealher observer. .

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